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crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this is "bbc world news america." washington, i am jane o'brien. president trump says it is the storm, leaving washington guessing what could come next. vigils being held in las vegas to remember the 58 the m's of sunday's shooting. investigators still trying to work out the gunman's motives. and wham, bam, pow. is between the
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comment publishers. we look at the feud shaping the industry. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. months not being had to enough, president trump has promised more to come. last night at a dinner of military leaders, he said this the claim before the storm." he failed to elaborate. clarify today in the oval office. >> mr. president, what did you mean by "the calm before the storm?" president trump: you will find out. >> we will find out? jane: the president is said to whether to
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re-certified the iran nuclear deal. i spoke a short time ago with james jeffrey. if he does not read certify it, does that mean it is the end of the nuclear deal? >> absolutely not, jane. this has nothing to do legal with the deal itself. this is a congressional requirement he has to answer 4 questions related to the deal. adlonwo of them is adhering to it -- is it run adhering to it? the administration agrees that it is. in our vital national interests? given the president's concern, everybody's concerns about what iran is doing in the region, there's a little room for maneuvering in this ranking. the president likely will decide not to recertify or certify against. jane: even members of his party seems to be happy with it.
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how much range does the administration have? position toin no mobilize britain, france, germany, russia, china. what they can do, what they have to do at this point, they believe, is deal with iran in the region. for various reasons, psychologically, diplomatically, iran gets a bill of good health with this agreement as though it's a normal upstanding member of the international community. it's anything at that. ask the people of aleppo. jane: what does that say about trust in america? if it is renegotiating deals, what will north korea make of this? >> decertifying does not mean we are renegotiating. we may put that out there. no one thinks he will start imposing sanctions and violate the actual deal.
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his decertifying has nothing to do with whether we are in compliance with the deal. in compliance today, my prediction is we will be in compliance in two weeks. jane: "calm before the storm." what does that say? what message does that give to people around the world? >> it frightens people around the world. it is music to the ears of many of his most ardent supporters. it seems to scratch an itch he has. the good news for most of your viewers, it does not generate new dangerous policies. we have in most respects, other than the climate change paris treaty, we have exactly the same policy that barack obama was pursuing. jane: when people want to listen to someone from the administration, should they listen to >> tillerson or the president? >> for the moment, tillerson, but watch that spot. jane: thank you. with iran a nuclear -- and north
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k aea, there is no blackolac discussion of nuclear weapons. paul adams reports. >> money spent on what people really need. timeter: this is the first the nobel community has awarded a group campaigning against nuclear weapons. for an organization that has only been around for 10 years with a relatively low profile, it is a big boost. >> i can. >> you can. abolish nuclear weapons. >> we have decided to award the nobel peace prize 2017 to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, ican. organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic
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of anyarian consequences use of nuclear weapons. committeethe nobel says the risks for nuclear power are once again growing. year, a series of provocative moves by north korea the most obvious and troubling example. together hundreds of nongovernmental groups around the world. their efforts were rewarded the summer with the first legally binding agreement outlaw nuclear weapons. 122 countries have signed on, none of them nuclear powers. happen not going to overnight. the treaty is to make it -- is meant to make it harder to justify nuclear weapons, to put more pressure on state. that is not going to happen overnight, of course. president trump: they will be met with fire and.
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like -- with fire and. like the world has never seen. therter: it's not just weapons themselves. the group says fiery rhetoric could lead to unspeakable horror. some will question the feasibility of reading the world of all nuclear weapons. the nobel community says that is a good time to revise the debate. paul adams, bbc news. vigils have been held in las vegas to remember the lives people who lost their lives while attending an outdoor concert on sunday. it has revived the debate on gun control, but even among survivors, opinions are split. >> ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved ♪ in their darkest hour,
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they have turned to their god. the massacre in las vegas struck at the heart of the christian country music community. these are patriotic americans. they are proud of their country and its freedoms, including the right to carry a gun, even after the deadliest of mass shootings. >> we lost my uncle from a head wound on tuesday afternoon. reporter: terry king is the niece of a 61-year-old. >> my uncle was the funniest fun nest, hillbilly, country music loving good old boy. though tighter gun laws may perhaps have saved his life, his niece is resolute in her beliefs. >> i believe in our right to
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bear arms. i believe we are the land of the free. we are free to make our choices. reporter: your uncle was shot and killed by a gunman. that does not change your view? >> absolutely not. my uncle -- he is all about, he is all for guns. my whole entire family would be in a fit if they were going to take our guns away. seems, doesief, it not heal divisions in the united states. guns and country music have always gone together. the cultures are intertwined. in rural america, you often hear people say this lest all his and misunderstood, and even in manyng, -- in mourning, here are determined to defend their right to bear arms. for those americans, these crosses are the price of freedom. james cook, bbc news, las vegas. jane: five days on, what more do
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an stephenout the gunm paddock? i interviewed the author of "dangerous personalities." investigators in las vegas still do not know any more about the motive. how do you go about building a profile of someone like stephen paddock who apparently raised no flags? jane, that the model has always been an individual triggered into some sort of activity because of things that have happened in their lives and so forth, and what we often forget is there are individuals who will act out criminally just because they can. and if i may, one of the things i look at, in the absence of fact, who would do something like this.
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is, if have to assume there is nothing else to contravene, this must the a psychopath. this is an individual with a disregard for life and has no remorse for doing it. jane: but even those closest to him, his girlfriend, marilou does nothe says she know what his motive was. she did not see anything coming. is there anything that she could tell detectives that would help them? >> this is often the case with high functioning psychopaths. they lead the lives in secrecy. they lead lives where they are undetected. remember -- there is a killer who for decorated dashboard decades operated. fordere is a killer who
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decades operated. as we look at this individual and see this blank wall and say, there's no information there from anyone, we have to look at, is it possible that this is one of those that is so flawed of they can do these things after many years of beguiling us? and i think he can. spot them.o we how do we detect the killer among us? >> that is a question that has been asked since the google times. whether you are looking at orial killers or rapists these mass shootings, it's a very difficult thing and most people don't really know what to look for. oftentimes with these mass shooters we are looking at individuals who are wound collect yours. they have been accruing you
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know, this collection of grievances and then it comes to a point and they act out. but that's just one type. we may be looking at something we have not really seen before, and that is an individual who decides, as he is approaching later in life, that he wants to act out. look, i of talk to psychopaths to say, you have no idea how powerful it is to have this power over life and that's frightening enough right there. jane: thank you very much for joining me. you are watching "bbc world news america." tonight's program -- blunted dead and alive. why a shortage of donkeys are causing -- wanted dead and alive. why a shortage of donkeys are causing problems in africa. the oscar-winning a hollywood film producer harvey
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weinstein says he is taking a leave of absence and seeking beheld of a therapist after it was reported eight women made sexual-harassment claims against him. the new york times alleges that dozens of his current and former employees who about this, -- new about this, but were prevented from speaking out. we have more on the implications for his career. weinstein has,y for more than 30 years, been one studioywood's best-known bosses. a regular face on red carpets, he has been the powerbroker behind many award-winning movies. there was no secret there was a certain robustness in the way he did business, but now he is on leave from his company after a series of allegations of behavior towards women. in a series of statements he says, i appreciate the way i have behaved with colleagues in
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the past has caused a lot of pain, and i sincerely apologize for it. my journey now will be to learn about myself and conquer my demons. i plan to take a leave of absence from my company. however, many of the allegations of sexual harassment are patently false according to a lawyer representing mr. weinstein. that lawyer does admit he is an learning new ways and he was to reach out to any women who may have issues to talk with them in a respectful way, and she would, if they want, the present during those meetings. harvey weinstein has admitted failings, saying he came of age in the 1960's and 1970's when behavior in the workplace was different. he adds this is no excuse and he is now seeking therapy. bbc news.
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jane: leaders in catalonia say they will address the region for a parliament next week, at which time, they may declare independence from the rest of spain. catalonia's regional government has released what it says are the final results of the referendum, 90% reportedly supporting independence. gavin lee has this update. gavin: there is a delay untilially of 24 hours the catalonia government calls unilaterally for a declaration of independence. we were told it would be monday when the parliament meets. n presidente catala would make an announcement, but the spanish government said that would be against the
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constitution, threatening a prison sentence. now we are there will be some sort of announcement on tuesday. it will be interesting because the mayor said that both sides should step down from the brink, negotiate the train them -- negotiate the tween them. wait for a few weeks. alsohe spanish government moving away the police forces after sunday night from referendum. some -- the european commissioner says if events go ahead there could be another civil war here. speaking for the police, they have all been moved out because of the discomfort of catalan not wanting them here. the officers are worried. there and 30 of assaults against the police and they are worried
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about a potential increase in violence next week. but given the extra 24 hours, it looks like tuesday will be the day that will be key. the bbc felt gavin long reporting there from barcelona. now to kenya where the decreasing number of donkeys is creating real problems. used for manye tasks, but populations are shrieking because of the demand for their skin in china. -- anernation all international organization is trying to halt the trade until can be regulated. a warning -- some of the images may be disturbing. >> across africa, donkeys are working animals. this is a common sight. their future is in jeopardy. carlos makes a delivery -- a living delivering water, earning five dollars or six dollars on a good day. but now he has to rent a donkey after his was stolen and killed for its skin. that was more than half his income. he is really upset, talking about the animal he looked after
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and worked with for four years. now it is affecting his family. >> it is a big difference to me now. i don't have enough. i have to paint -- i have to pay my rent. my family depends on me. reporter: donkey are a really important part of the economy. they supply concrete for building works and sometimes act as removal vans. for a donkey has doubled in two years. they are in demand. this is one of kenya for all three donkey abattoirs -- kenya's three donkey abattoirs. that is where the skins are heading. and dried.re sold donkey meat is also popular in china, so that is exported, too.
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>> so many people have gone from the donkey to this. nothing comingas out of the donkey. reporter: this is the finished product, health foods and medicine containing a gelatin made from donkey skin. china is running out of supplies, so they are looking else there. donkeys are being rounded up and sold. they are being killed here on a huge scale. this is ghana. the government is starting to ban the trade because of its impact on poor communities. the donkey sanctuary in the u.k. has been leading the international campaign to have the trade stocks. >> this is the biggest crisis donkeys have ever faced. we're talking about millions of animals and suffering on a scale
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we have never seen before. reporter: the price of donkeys are so high, carlos cannot afford another. people are losing their animals and their livelihoods. bbc news, nairobi. the extraordinary plight of donkeys in africa there. now the rivalry between spuide 0 women, andn, loved the hope has dominated the comic industry -- wonder woman, and hulk has dominated the comic industry. joins me, the author of "slugfest." these are characters who have been around for decades. why are we still fascinated by superheroes and costumes? does back a lot of it to nostalgia. a lot of these heroes are once
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we remember from childhood. i remember i used to have that man under ruse --underoos. i associate them with childhood. now they have a $60 million budget in movies. a think they have made incredible movies for mainstream audiences jane:. at jane: your focusesjane: your book on the rivalry between the original makers, d.c. and marvel, which you describe as the coke and pepsi of spandex. were you surprised how bitter that rivalry was? timess funny because at it is bitter, but at times it can be friendly. certainly decades ago it was a very small industry and it was very insular. so, a lot of employees would move back and forth between the companies and actually they would be prince. ith, there are times when was bitter, especially the early 2012 when the executives of the companies did not get along and there's a lot of name-calling and things along those lines. it did surprise me a little bit,
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but generally, it's more lukewarm, i guess you could say. jane: who is winning in commercial terms now that? >> no question it is marvel. they are stomping on d.c.'s head maybe like the hulk. marvel has been ahead basically since the early 1970's. in terms of movies, i do not think there is any question that marvel is ahead in box office dollars and critical acclaim. jane: marvel, we are talking about x-men, the avengers. there is moral ambiguity of those cases. >> exactly. whereas superman, a lot of people have trouble relating to him because he is an overgrown boy scout. he is a do-gooder. the marvel characters have much more areas of gray, much more ambiguity to them. ane: and these characters pound if in the movies. does that mean the comic industry itself is dead?
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>> it's not dead. like a lot of print industries, it is dying. i can the 1970's, the corporate owners would look at the numbers and wonder, why are we still publishing these comic books? they do not make that much money. some executives thought, we can just reprint the old comics from the 1940's and 1950's and move on. they are still publishing them and i am grateful. i enjoyed new stories with the characters and i think there's an interesting connection with the past when you pick up an issue of batman and realize there is something that has been published basically continuously since the late 1930's. the same goes for superman. the same goes for wonder woman. jane: who do you identify with most? a growing up, i was always batman fan. he always seemed to have more than a just and other superheroes like superman or wonder woman. he was a bit more dark,
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mysterious. i always enjoyed batman. jane: read tucker, thank you very much indeed for joining me. >> thank you for having me on. jane o'brien. thanks for watching. have a good weekend. >> with the bbc news app, our videos are designed to work around your lifestyle, so you can swipe your way through the news of the day and stay up to date with the latest headlines you can trust. download now from selected app stores. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation and kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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island with warm sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: activists campaigning to abolish nuclear weapons win the nobel peace prize, amid heightened tensions between the u.s. and north korea. then, the trump administration rolls back an obama-era birth control mandate, now allowing employers to refuse contraception coverage to hundreds of thousands of women. also ahead, we continue our "america addicted" series with a trip to rhode island, where former drug users are leading the battle against the opioid crisis. >> there are over 24 million americans in this country who have overcome addiction, and i really think we should just turn to them and simply ask: "how did you guys do it?" >> woodruff: and, it's friday. mark shi a

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